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Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 6, 1979, Chicago, Illinois Arlington Heights it PADDOCK PUBLICATIONS 52nd February 1979 36 15 CenH Loan defaults high at Harper by JERRY HANSEN Half of the loans due in Harper Col- lege's National Direct Student Loan program have not been an audit of the Palatine school's fi- nances shows. The default rate found in the audit is nearly three times the national av- erage for the federally financed pro- gram. In Auditors also discovered numer- ous other irregularities in Harper's administration of the program. In- cluded in those irregularities are issuance of loans to academically ineligible students and failure to have loan notes signed. Harper could lose thousands of dollars in unrepaid loans because in some the college allowed loans to be borrowed without obtain- ing signatures on notes for the money. If the situation is not federal authorities may deny loans from the program to Harper students. that is not expected to hap- pen in the immediate future. SCHOOL OFFICIALS say they are cracking down on defaulters and working to correct the other prob- lems. collections are now being fol- lowed up said Elaine Stoer- director of college relations. The the first in the eight-year history of the followed an administrative shakeup last summer. Harper Pres. James McGrath arrived in eight months after former Pres. Robert Lahti was forced to re- sign. In James vice presi- dent for administrative re- placed William J. Mann. Perry's of- fice collects the loan payments. The audit showed that loans totaling or half of the money due for have not been paid. A total of has been lent to 254 stu- on Page Khomeini chooses his Iranian leader Iran Ayatol- lah Ruhollah Khomeini took a fateful step in his fight for power naming a veteran anii- shah politician to head a regime rivaling Iran's shaky government. He warned the military they risk God's wrath if they try to stop him. The Moslem holy man called on the people of Iran to obey the new of 70- year-old Mehdi which is to pave the way for an Islamic republic. He urged them to show their support through peaceful marches nationwide. Khomeini declared the U.S.-en- dorsed government of Prime Min- ister Shahpour Bakhtiar and that those were identified with this regime muse including Bakhtiar himself. Bakhtiar was appointed by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi before the monarch left Iran Jan. WESTERN DIPLOMATS said Khomeini's move heightened the danger of a confrontation between his revolutionary movement and the armed whose com- manders have vowed to support the monarchy and the con- stitutional government. But some say a compromise is still possible. Reacting to Khomeini's chal- the army sent troops into the offices of government min- apparently to maintain discipline among workers and Mehdi Bazargan head off a possible takeover by the rival group. For the third day in a row no political violence was on Page escapes W. Va. Sara Jane who pleaded guilty to trying to kill then-President Gerald R. Ford in escaped from a min- imum-security federal prison here Monday night and was recaptured about four hours after she was dis- covered police said. State police said Ms. Moore and an- other who were found to be missing during a count of inmates conducted at about p.m.. were taken into custody near White Sulphur about 10 miles from the pris- on near here. State police Capt. B. H. said the women were arrested while walking along a road. He said they appeared to be in good condition. WERE detained briefly in the Greenbrier County Jail before being returned to the federal penitentiary. Associate Warden Marguerite Gar- dette said the staff members reported that the two women were seen in the prison about p.m. The other inmate was identified as Marlene who was convicted in June 1974 of conspiracy to commit murder on a government reservation. She serving a life sentence in connection with the killing of a soldier at Fort Bragg. N.C. Sara Jane Moore Slate police said they found tracks in the snow outside the prison's per- imeter and said the two apparently had climbed over a 12-foot chainlink fence. Police said they followed the tracks through the snow for a short distance but lost the trail when it crossed a heavily traveled road. MRS. GARDETTE said she was not aware of any close relationship be- tween Ms. Moore and Ms. Martino. even lived in different she said. Mrs. Gardette said the which surrounds the provides the fa- cility's only security. The prison here is one of two federal prisons for wom- en in the United States. Herald Photo by Dave Tonge Record cold numbs area THE ONLY WARM air in town Monday was being cautiously exhaled by bundled-up people who faced record cold temperatures of nearly 20 degrees below zero in the Northwest suburbs. A record low tempera- ture of 17 degrees below was recorded in Chicago. Air breathed out by Todd Day and Todd Arlington Heights made a steamy showing as wind-chill figures reached 34 below zero. A high of 20 zero is expected today. Village rejects hike in cab fares Slow track housing i Construction of new backstretch i housing on the Arlington Park i Race Track will be if not impossible to complete before the upcoming racing track officials told the state racing board. Page 4. Teen fights cancer A only 14. is keeping the spirit and he held a news conference in Cincinnati Monday to announce he will undergo his fifth cancer operation. Cancer runs in his family. father and brother also bait.ed the disease. Page 6. A little warmer Slightly warmer today with highs in the low 20s. but also with a chance of snow. Tonight's lows will be 8 to 15. Wednesday should bring more of the partly cloudy and cold with highs near 20. Page 2. The Index is on Page 2. Amid charges of and the Arlington Heights Vil- lage Board Monday night rejected a 7 percent increase in local taxi fares. The board decided it needed more time to study a possible increase after it learned that Best Cab the sole operator in the is splitting its business territory with a competitor who sold out to Best a month ago. Trustees also wanted better assur- ance that Best would have firm con- trol of cabs it operates but does not own. THE VOTE WAS 7-2 against the in- which would have raised cab fares from slightly less than to for the first mile and reduced the area served under regular meter rates. trustees sent the matter of increasing rates back to the village's finance committee and asked Village Atty. Jack Siegel to examine leases between Best and cabs it operates but does not own. The rejection came after Chuck owner of admitted that his company and City Cab Co. agreed to split business along geographic lines and stay out of each other's ter- ritory. Best operates cabs in Roiling Mead- ows. Palatine and Arlington Heights. City Cab Co.. operated by Robert still runs cabs in Mount Prospect and Elk Grove Vil- lage. AFTER HEARING that the two companies had agreed to stay out of each other's territory. Village Pres. James Ryan appreciate free but Standard Oil started out this way. have the first step toward a monopolistic he said. increase 30 days after a monopoly is completed------think it is a rip-off to the public. I think it is a vio- lation of anti-trust. It's offensive to Frank chairman of the finance committee that recommended the said the arrangement amounted to dividing up the territory. But Palmatier maintained the fare in- crease is necessary because of rising costs and said it complied with Presi- dent Carter's wage and price guide-. lines. Dunne claims votes to back pay hike veto by KURT BAER County Board Pres. George W. Dunne said Monday he- now has enough votes to sustain his antici- pated veto of the board's 30 percent pay raise. But in a counter the board voted Monday to strip Dunne of much of his veto power by an ordi- nance that has the effect of increasing the number of votes Dunne needs to survive an override attempt. Dunne immediately promised to veto the which would per- mit an override by a three-fifths vote of the 16-member board instead of the present four-fifths voting requirement. CALLING AN EARLY roll call that showed he had enough votes to block the controversial pay raise a Dunne branded the com- missioners' latest effort to gain their salary increase exercise in futil- Board members voted last Nov. 28 to override Dunne's veto and raise their salaries 30 percent from S25.0CO to S32.000 a year. But Dunne has re- fused to appropriate money for the raises and instead offered members a 5.5 percent pay raise in his proposed 1979 county budget. plan to stand on the position I've taken. I think it's a fair one and one that is in the best interest of the com- Dunne said. Comr. Carl R. Hansen. R-Mount introduced the ordinance changing the override rule. It was co- sponsored by 10 other commissioners who oppose Dunne on the pay raise issue. IS A LITTLE llnown fact that the board plus any three can negate any act of the county Hansen said. legislative function of this board must grow independent of the Hansen said Dunne would not be able to rely on the old four-fifths rule to sustain his threatened veto of the new ordinance because the old rule is now The four commissioners that Dunne said now are aligned with him on the pay raise are all Chicago Frank Matt John Stroeger Jr. and Mathew Biesozat.
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